Saturday, July 31, 2010
Tea Partiers from the St. Louis area including St. Charles, Jefferson, and Franklin Counties rallied at the St. Louis, MO, GOP Headquarters on Watson Rd. The rally was partly to support Tea Party candidate Chuck Purgason (R-MO), partly in support of the Yes on Prop C initiative, and partly to disuade Michele Bachmann from endorsing Roy Blunt (R-MO).
Bachmann, who had been scheduled to appear at a Roy Blunt fundraiser, had to cancel late Friday after being admitted to a hospital for an undisclosed illness. Tea Partiers join mainstream Republicans in praying for a rapid and full recovery for this icon of the conservative movement. We need her voice back in Congress.
Purgason's campaign continues to revel in the results of a poll released Friday that shows the Caulfield, MO, Republican besting Robin Carnahan (D-MO) 56 to 44. The internals of that poll contain more good news for Purgason. In particular, he runs strong in Missouri's 7th Congressional District—Roy Blunt's district.
The 7th is easily the most conservative of Missouri's nine Congressional Districts. Roy Blunt won re-election in 2008 with 68% of the vote. Purgason out polled Carnahan in the 7th Congressional District 72% to 28%.